Degrees & Programs
Master's degree programs require proficiency in the area of specialization as evidenced through advanced course work and scholarship endeavors via a thesis or a professional paper.
Doctor of Philosophy degrees are conferred for work of distinction, in which the student displays original scholarship and achievement.
With Nearly 70 Graduate Disciplines, Opportunities Abound
- Application deadlines
- Required standardized exams
- Program directors
For an overview of each program and degree, and links to program websites, please refer to the listings below.
Various programs are offered at the master's level, most commonly Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.).
Doctoral degrees including Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Medical Doctor (M.D.) and Doctor of Education (Ed.D.).
In addition to the more common degrees, the University also offers more specialized degrees in teaching and other disciplines.
Faculty from multiple colleges and disciplines collaborate to create these unique degree opportunities.
By The Numbers
- U.S. News Tier I Ranking and Top 100 Public University
- Graduate Faculty: 869
- Master’s Programs: 59
- Doctoral Programs: 30
- Doctor of Nursing Practice
- Graduate students by gender: male: 1476, female: 1606
- International graduate students: 291
- Average age: 32.2
- Countries of origin: 37 (most from China with 40 students, Iran second with 34)
- Graduate students by states: 47 states (with no one from DC)
- Youngest graduate student is 18 years old; oldest graduate student is 80 years old